How to Disable “Speed up Browsing by Disabling Add-ons” Popup Notification Message in Internet Explorer?

If you use Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), you might be aware of new "Add-on Performance Advisor" feature. Its a new component of IE9 which automatically and periodically checks for add-ons which might slow down IE and lets you disable those add-ons quickly and easily by showing a popup notification message "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons" at the bottom-center of IE9 window as shown in following screenshot:


As you can see the popup notification bar also contains 2 buttons "Choose add-ons" and "Ask me later". If you click on "Choose add-ons" button, it shows a list of add-ons which might slow down the browser and provides a "Disable" button to disable one or all of the add-ons. If you click on "Ask me later" button, the advisor will again show the popup notification message after a pre-defined period of time.

Sometimes it becomes annoying to see this popup notification when you use selected add-ons and don't want to disable any of them but unfortunately IE9 doesn't provide any direct option to turn off the "Add-on Performance Advisor" and disable these annoying popup notification messages permanently.

Don't worry! Today in this tutorial, we are going to share 3 different methods to disable "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons" popup notification message forever.

So without wasting time lets share these easy to use methods:

  • Method 1: By increasing performance threshold
  • Method 2: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
  • Method 3: Using Registry Editor (regedit)

METHOD 1: By Increasing Performance Threshold

You can disable this annoying popup message by increasing the performance threshold and setting it to the maximum limit given.

1. When the popup notification message appears again, click on "Choose add-ons" button. It'll open a new window as shown in following screenshot:


2. Now look at the bottom of the window. You'll see "Tell me when the delay caused by add-ons exceeds:" option. It would be set to 0.20 seconds by default. Click on the drop-down box and set it to 10.00 seconds. Click on "Done" button and it should disable the popup notification message permanently.

Now the question comes why should I wait for the annoying popup message to appear again? Can't I call it on demand? OK! No problem.

If you don't want to wait for the popup message, you can modify Windows Registry to either set the performance threshold to 10.00 seconds directly or to show the popup message instantly.

1. Type regedit in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAO Settings

3. In right-side pane, double-click on "AddonLoadTimeThreshold", set Base to Decimal and set the value to 10000

4. Click on OK button and you have done.

5. If you don't want to change performance threshold using Registry but want to instantly open add-ons performance advisor popup message next time you launch IE, set value of "AddonLoadTimeThreshold" to 1 and delete "SuppressPerfBarUntil" key.


Deleting "SuppressPerfBarUntil" key will reset the launch time of add-ons performance advisor popup message and it'll appear automatically as soon as you launch IE window. Now you can increase the performance threshold using the steps given above.

METHOD 2: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

If the above method looks complicated to you or you don't want to use the above mentioned method, you can give a try to following method:

1. Type gpedit.msc in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Group Policy Editor.

2. Now go to:

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer

3. In right-side pane, double-click on "Disable add-ons performance notifications" option and set it to Enabled.


4. That's it. It'll permanently disable that annoying popup notification message in IE.

METHOD 3: Using Registry Editor (regedit)

Some Windows editions like Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium don't come with Group Policy Editor. Although you can enable Group Policy Editor in those Windows editions using this tutorial.

If you don't want or can't use Group Policy Editor, you can use Registry Editor for the same task:

1. Type regedit in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:


3. Create a new key under Policies key and set its name to Ext

4. Now select the new "Ext" key and in right-side pane, create a new DWORD DisableAddonLoadTimePerformanceNotifications and set its value to 1


5. If you are using 64-bit edition of Windows, you'll also need to follow the same steps 3 and 4 for the following key:


6. That's it. It'll permanently disable add-ons performance advisor's annoying "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons" popup notification message in IE9.

NOTE: If you don't want to modify Windows Registry manually and want a ready-made registry script to do the task automatically, download following ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file. It'll ask for confirmation, accept it and it'll automatically disable the add-ons popup notification message:

Download Registry Script to Disable Add-ons Popup Notification Message

That's it guys. Feel free to share your feedback about this tutorial or your experience about this popup notification message in IE...

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  • thnx. It worked. :)

  • Intersting - I use only one add-on enabled and this bar bugs me each month...

  • Awesome. Thanks to this tutorial I hope to have found a solution for a problem on a friend's computer.

  • Thank you! Finally a solution for Windows 7 "Home Premium" -- which lacks the ability to edit Group Policy!

  • Awesome.. Thanks.. It is great to have this resolved.

  • Thanks a bunch! I always knew I was going to disable this pesky popup some day. I used your RUN suggestion and it worked like a charm.

    IE, leaner and meaner? How about IE, more hateful! We're very lucky you already did the homework for us.
    Again, thanks!

  • Thsnks... Step # 3 worked for me.. I use ie9.

  • this functionality is extremely annoying.
    I don't want to spend hours trying to turn it off or dealing with it.
    Does Ballmer think it is really productivce and enhances his products ( at least when he is cowering behind podiums from eggs that is!)

    Time to make firefox brower of choice I guess.

  • A Big Thank You!!!

  • Geeeee! Thanks!

  • Thank you for the tip! This has been annoying me for so long.

  • Brilliant, thank you so much!

  • The "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons" is really annoying. I hate it a lot. I make me choose Firefox or Chrome most of time. I have no idea why Microsoft have this stupid function (without easily disabling it) to reduce itself's score.
    Thanks to provide the solution here. Awesome.

  • Why did I not see this post until now, both thumbs up

  • The pop-up notification message "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons" was driving me mad. And, as I’m a complete novice with computers I didn’t know how to get rid them, but thanks to your Method 1 I finally got rid of them. Thank once again.

  • Why the hell can't Microsoft make a simple on/off switch?

  • Finally,finally,finally,I found a way to stop that annoying box.Thank you very kindly,sir,it's greatly appreciated.

  • Good article. Incidentally, using Local Group Policy differs in IE9 and IE10, I believe.

    Using Local Group Policy to Disable Annoying “Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons” Message

    For IE9, the instructions were: 1. Start Group Policy Editor (click Start and in the search/run box type gpedit.msc and hit return); 2. In the Policy Management Window that appears, navigate down to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer and locate Disable add-on performance notifications - double-click on it to open it; 3. Select Enabled and click OK (check visually that it now says Enabled) 4. Close Group Policy Editor and restart IE9.

    For IE10, there may be some differences. I used the gpedit.msc solution, with a modification from IE9: 1. Start Group Policy Editor (click Start and in the search/run box type gpedit.msc and hit return); 2. In the Policy Management Window that appears, navigate down to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer and locate and enable "Turn off add-on performance notifications;" 4. Close Group Policy Editor and restart IE10.

  • Thanks for this article. Any tweaks to get these instructions to work for IE10?

  • There are two types of warnings, one talks about speeding up browsing, that is answered here. But the other says "several add-ons are ready for use" and shows up after install of new Java etc. Need to know how to stop it from showing for ALL users ALWAYS, via the registry. Need this for IE9 and IE 10.

  • VG

    ^^ Here you go:

  • Thanks very much for this - I can't believe how many times these a-holes keep adding "what they know we users want" rather than asking or just giving the opt-out option right there rather than tucking it away.


  • You the Man!!!
    This is so simple I am embarrassed I could not figure it out!
    I lengthened the time limitation to make the popup go away.

  • Thanks so much, this has been annoying me for weeks, but I kept on just closing it down, rather than doing something about it. This worked a treat, although I am also a little embarrassed I didn't think of it myself (looks like I am getting just a little too reliant on Googling any problem I have).

  • Great it worked. Thanks a bunch.

  • Awesome thanks so much, this just started for me in IE 11 win 7 64 bits, I did the registry change up to step 4 and step 5 and 6 were already there! God Bless!!

  • Much obliged. One less annoying thing about ie9. Got any advice for the other 89 billion? ;)

  • I don't even know what add ons are? What are they?

  • Who knew? Obviously you did! Many thanx.... B

  • thank you

  • I love your attitude as I read get rid of the annoying add-on forever. I appreciate straight up answers when you can do that. I always remember im not the only one. it's just there's so many people that could be a humungus help when they talk with their big confusing works. sorry I went on , but wanted to tell you that. okay. I get the same thing about add-ons and when submit this im going to check it out. BUT , I have IE version 11 and it doesn't say if you have IE v11 , or firefox , gmail , ect. after 14 hrs I came across your site. the people like yourself who do what you do for free are very much appreciated. I know I might never get an answer, but im giving it a shot. . I also get that annoying bar that says we have blocked content that might...........everytime and it stays there until you make a choice answer. thanks again , don

  • Thank you so much....

    I appreciate your work....That Status Bar Notification was annoying......

    Thank you so much again....

  • "Disable add-ons performance notifications" is also called "Turn off add-ons performance notifications."

  • Awesome - thank you!

  • Thanks!! Works fine (the regedit patch, didn't try the other tricks) with IE 11 on windows 7 sp1 64 bit and IE 11 on windows 8.1 64 bit

  • This will be SO helpful. thanks a bunch!!!

  • Thank you for letting me get rid of this annoying "Nanny" message

  • Yes, it helped. Although I have I.E. 11. I hope I didn't foul up my Registry. I closed, then opened I.E. and didn't get the message. I had to choose the "32 bit" command. Then I followed the steps to also to disable in the 64 bit OS but this text on the right side was the same as the text for the 32 bit version. I don't think enough info for each step was provided in some cases, i.e., you didn't say to double click on "ext" for example in order to write text on right-hand side. There were other steps that were a bit confusing because you didn't complete the steps involved. I think I figured out the steps not mentioned. These answers to disable the notice is definitely not for the amateur computer user. Again, because your steps kind of left me hanging. I kind of guessed what to do next in some of the steps. Again, I HOPE this didn''t mess up my Registry! I wouldn't even remember how to undo the steps. Also, I had to search for the zip file in my C/Users/documents folder in order to find it. It appeared in my Library but I was unable to unzip the file. I could only run the zip file from the above area. You also never mentioned that I have to use "save as" in order to be able to run the file. Again, not enough info provided in a lot of cases.

  • Thanks. Kept getting MMC could not create the snap-in at gpedit.msc no matter what, but this worked. Finally got rid of that incredibly annoying notification everytime IE starts.

  • Thank you SO much! I found it very interesting indeed that my complete list of suggested add-ons to disable was comprised of two Google software products. Sure, Microsoft. Nice try. I am a Google Chrome user, and would "disable" Internet Explorer in a heartbeat if it weren't for the fact that my husband wants it to stay.

  • OMG finally!! I cannot fathom why anyone decided this obnoxious nag was helpful. You know what slows down my browsing? Having to close that $#(*@ nag constantly! What on earth were they thinking? That nag alone would be enough to not use IE except that we use Sharepoint at work and that doesn't really work properly in other browsers.

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